Hello,My name is Jesse Durovey, and I am thrilled to be teaching junior high and high school English Language Arts at St. Regis schools! In addition to teaching core English classes, I will be teaching a creative writing elective and advising the drama program. I grew up down the road in the Bitterroot Valley, and I've long considered Montana to be my home. I'm thrilled to be back in the state I love, and I've brought my wife, Tamara, who is a talented photographer and baker, and our three sons: Ethan, Caleb, and Owen.Reading and writing are integral components to strong communication, and they are the gateways to knowledge. I believe that reading and writing teach us to work together, understand one another, and think critically and independently. I am excited to teach the young men and women of St. Regis as they strive to become courageous writers and prolific readers.If you would like to speak with me about your child's coursework or progress--or if you have any questions or concerns--do not hesitate to email or call me. You can reach me via email at email@example.com or by phone at 406-649-2311 ext. 305. Thank you!Sincerely,Jesse DuroveySYLLABI:
PARTICIPATIONStudent participation is required in all classes. Grades are attached to their level of participation. If a student is gone for the following reasons, they will be exempt from participation points.1. Medical/Doctor2. Death of an immediate family member3. School event4. Subpoena from court5. Religious HolidayIf a student is marked excused and missed the daily participation pts, they will be able to make up those points by completing a 1 pg paper. The student is expected to meet with the teacher to receive the writing prompt. If they fail to meet with the teacher, the student will receive 0 participation pts. For every day a student misses school and the participation pts, they will have one day to hand in the paper. See example below:1. 1 day of absence=1 day to make it up. If John is gone 5 days, he will have 5 days to make it up. If he doesn't get it in on day 5, he will get a 0. John will be expected to hand in 5 papers. If John hands in 3 of the 5 papers, he will receive participation points for those 3 days.